ERIC Number: EJ847162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
How Is Coastal Temperature Influenced by the Great Lakes and the Ocean?
Fortner, Rosanne W.; Mayer, Victor J.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v46 n3 p20-26 Fall 2009
The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate. With this set of lessons, middle school Earth systems science teachers can help their students build an understanding of how large bodies of water can serve as a heat source or sink at different times and how proximity to water moderates climate along the coast. The activity's combination of laboratory investigation, map study, and graphing applies different learning styles and provides practice in important science processes. The activities are adapted from "Earth Systems Education Activities for Great Lakes Schools: Great Lakes Climate and Water Movement" (V. J. Mayer et al. 1996). (Contains 6 figures and 4 resources.)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Ecology, Climate, Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Oceanography, Science Laboratories, Maps, Science Process Skills, Heat, Energy
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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